Pistol Permit Application

The Madison County Sheriff's Office conducts the background investigation required of all pistol permit applications. The pistol permits are issued by the Madison County Court Judge. 

Applications are free of charge and may be printed via the links below or picked up during normal business hours.

For your convenience, the PDF documents may be filled in electronically then printed for signatures and brought to your appointment, or you may print the forms blank and fill in manually.

PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY BEFORE YOU COMPLETE YOUR PAPERWORK.  

The pistol permit application consists to TWO PARTS:
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  1. The first part is the New York State Pistol/Revolver application (PPB-3 form).  You need TWO ORIGINALS and they must be printed front/back (duplex) and both must be signed by each reference.  You, as the applicant, should not sign or have anyone witness any forms, they will be signed during your fingerprinting appointment.  Print PPB-3 form (PDF)
  2. The second part is the Madison County application package.  You will need ONE COPY and it must be printed single sided ONLY.  You, as the applicant, should not sign or have anyone witness any forms, they will be signed during your fingerprinting appointment. Print Madison County application package (PDF)
Applicants seeking an unrestricted license must also complete the letter requesting unrestricted permit (PDF).

Applicants seeking authorization to carry while at work must have their employer complete the letter requesting authorization to carry at work (PDF)Only this version of a letter for carry at employment will be allowed.

The following non-refundable fees apply:
At time of application submission:
$87.00 DCJS fingerprint fee payable to Madison County Treasurer
$20.00 processing fee payable to Madison County Sheriff's Office
Upon approval:
$5.00 filing fee payable to Madison County Clerk
$10.00 original permit fee payable to Madison County Sheriff's Office

Our forms utilize Abode Acrobat Reader, available as a free download Get_Adobe_Acrobat_Reader_DC_web_button_158x39.fw